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‘Sherlock Holmes’ Movie Delivered Good Action & Comedy Scenes

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‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie delivered good action & comedy scenes. Warner Bros. Pictures delivered their new “Sherlock Holmes” movie this weekend. I just finished watching it. It was pretty entertaining,delivering some good action and comedy scenes. It stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, and Kelly Reilly.

“Sherlock Holmes” revolved around characters, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his sidekick, Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) . They finally capture the evil Lord Blackwood,and he gets sentenced to death by hanging,or so it would appear. However, he manages to come back from the dead,so Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are brought back on the case to help bring him down.

While on their mission, Sherlock gets entangled with the beautiful Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) who has plans of her own Read more »

‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ 2 Movie Brought Laughs & Entertainment

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‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ 2 movie brought laughs & entertainment. 20th Century Fox’s new “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” movie hit theaters this weekend. I just got through checking it out. Contrary to other reviews I read,it was quite entertaining and brought plenty of laughs and entertainment. It stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, David Cross, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, and Zachary Levi.

In “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The squeakuel,” the chipmunks are now being taken care of by Toby (Zachary Levi) because Dave is in the hospital. They now have to go to school,which seemed a bit too unrealistic,even for this type of movie,but oh well.

The chipmunks end up getting in trouble at school. Read more »

‘Up In The Air’ Movie Gets Excellent Reviews From Top Movie Critics

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‘Up In The Air’ movie gets excellent reviews from top movie critics. Paramount’s Picture’s new drama movie, “Up In The Air” got released nationwide two days ago,after being released in limited areas of the country during the first week of December. The top movie critics really seem to love this film as it got mostly As and a few Bs. It stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Tamala Jones,and Chris Lowell.

Wesley Morris from the Boston Globe gave it a B. He said, it was “warm, smoothly made.” Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it an A. He stated, “(Vera) Farmiga is one of the warmest and most attractive women in the movies, or at least she plays one.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune gate it a B rating. He said, “It is actively impossible to dislike, even when its protagonist is doing nominally dislikable things.” Read more »

‘Nine’ Movie Gets OK Reviews From Top Movie Critics

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‘Nine’ movie gets “OK” reviews from top movie critics. The Weinstein Company’s new feature film entitled, “Nine” hit theaters today,and it garnered “just ok” reviews from top movie critics,mostly getting Cs,two Bs,and two Ds. It stars : Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Stacy Ferguson, and Sophia Loren

Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly gave it a C. He said, “If there’s a lesson to be learned from Nine, it’s that writer’s block is not a great subject for a musical.”

Chris Barsanti over at Filmcritic.com gave it a C. He stated, he was “wandering, sporadically entertaining.” Kirk Honeycutt gave it a C. He said, ” The disappointments here are many, from a starry cast the film ill-uses to flat musical numbers that never fully integrate into the dramatic story.” Read more »

Critics Give ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ Squeakuel Mediocre Reviews

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Critics give ‘Alvin And The Chipmunks’ Squeakuel mediocre reviews. 20th Century Fox’s new family comedy movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” hit theaters two days ago. The top movie critics thought this installment was less-than-stellar,giving it some pretty mediocre reviews. However,it did get one B,but mostly Cs and one D was what this movie scored.

Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly gave it a C-. He said, it was a “A slapstick pacifier.” Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times gave it a B . She stated, ” The fun follow-up to the 2007 blockbuster is filled with teen chipmunk drama.”

Neil Genzlinger over at the New York Times gave it a C- rating. He said, “The earlier Alvin movie made more than $217 million just in the United States. It’s hard to imagine this somewhat confused sequel doing as well.” Read more »

Natalie White Convincingly Wins ‘Survivor Samoa’ 19

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Natalie White convincingly wins “Survivor: Samoa” season 19. Tonight’s 3 hour finale show started off with a brief recap of the entire season. They showed two regular shows. Then, they aired the live reunion show where the winner was announced.

In the first regular show, Russell was still wanting to get Brett out. In fact, everyone wanted Brett out. They immediately headed over to their next immunity challenge,which involved putting a puzzle together. Brett won it again to take immunity for a 3rd consecutive time. Russell decided he wanted to keep Natalie and get rid of Jaison,so he pitched the idea to Mick.

Then, they went to cast their votes. Mick got 1 vote,and Jaison got 3 votes. Read more »

Movie Star, Brittany Murphy Surprisingly Died Abruptly Today

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Movie Star, Brittany Murphy surprisingly died abruptly today. TMZ is sadly reporting that famous movie star, Brittany Murphy died earlier this morning after going into full cardiac arrest,and could not be revived. She was 32 years old.

They say a 911 call was made by her mother at 8am this morning. Her mother called them from Brittany’s husband’s home in Los Angeles, California. Brittany was later taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,and they said she was dead on arrival. Brittany Murphy played in movies like: “Clueless,” “8 mile,” and “Don’t Say a Word.” I particularly remember her from “8 mile” with rapper, Eminem. Read more »

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Delivered High Tech Adventure & A Great Story

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ movie delivered high tech adventure & a great story. 20th Century Fox’s most anticipated movie of the year, James Cameron’s “Avatar” finally hit theaters this weekend,and I must say it certainly did not disappoint.It filled the full 2 hours and 40 minutes with an awesome story,coupled with great special effects,action, and adventure.

The movie starred: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang, and Matt Gerald

“Avatar” revolved around characters, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and the Navi, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). Jake Sully is a crippled Marine who’s twin brother died while on a mission to Pandora. Since Jake has his same DNA,they can use him for the same “Avatar” body his brother would have used. Read more »

‘Did You Here About The Morgans’ Movie Gets Awful Reviews From Critics

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‘Did You Here About The Morgans’ movie gets awful reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures new comedy flick, “Did You Here About The Morgans ?” got released in theaters today. However,it was apparently to the top movie critic’s dismay as they really slammed this movie into the ground with ugly Cs,Ds, and one F ratings.

Wesley Morris from the Boston Globe gave it a D. He said, “Most bad comedies plod from scene to scene. This one plods from sentence to sentence.”

Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a C- rating,stating, “Saints preserve us! Not another one of those movies where Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker end up as the front and back halves of a rodeo clown’s cow suit!”

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune rated it a bad F. He stated, “It’s not just the sound of crickets you hear watching this movie. It’s the sound of dead crickets.” Read more »

Top Movie Critics Give James Cameron ‘Avatar’ Movie Rave Reviews

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Top movie critics give James Cameron ‘Avatar’ movie rave reviews. 20th Century Fox’s most anticipated film of the year, James Cameron’s “Avatar” finally released in theaters today. The top movie critics in the biz are giving it rave reviews with As and Bs across the board. However, it’s mostly As.

Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave it an A-. He said, “It’s easy to get lost in the visually spectacular world .” Roger Ebert over at the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a solid A rating. He stated that it was an “an extraordinary film.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune gave it a B. He said, “The first 90 minutes of Avatar are pretty terrific — a full-immersion technological wonder with wonders to spare. The other 72 minutes, less and less terrific.” Read more »